Fair Housing Resource Center Inc. is asking students, parents, grandparents, and community members to nominate their school to win a free Buddy Bench!
What is a Buddy Bench? A buddy bench is a simple concept that promotes friendship, inclusion, and kindness. During recess, some students have difficulty making friends or fostering relationships with their fellow peers. The buddy bench allows students who do not have friends, are shy or are new to the school to sit on the bench in hopes that other students will see and allow them to join in their play! This can help students make new friends, be included in the play, and helps to deter loneliness and bullying.
Fill out the questionnaire located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BuddyBench2022 or follow the link on our website, with your personal information, the name of your school, and a short statement explaining why your local school needs a buddy bench for their playground.
The agency will be giving away a total of 3 benches, one for each county of Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula. FHRC will purchase and assist with the installation of each bench into a local community school. Schools with the most nominations in each county will win. Nominations will end on 5/16/2022.